The following are indications that a student may be experiencing significant emotional distress

  • Noticeable change in personality
  • Frequent crying
  • Dramatic weight loss or gain
  • Social withdrawal
  • Alcohol and/or other drug use or abuse
  • Odd behavior, peculiar speech
  • Deterioration in personal hygiene
  • Direct or indirect reference to suicide, preoccupation with death and morbid subjects
  • Failure to attend class or do assigned work
  • Frequent requests for attention, highly dependent behavior
  • Compulsive behaviors
  • Unruly, abusive behavior, on-going anger, vandalism
  • Listless, lethargic, "depressed" appearance
  • Promiscuous sexual behavior
  • Self-injurious behavior (e.g., cutting, burning)
  • Hopelessness

Resources

Once you've identified a student in distress, you can Make a Referral.

You or the student can contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

You or the student can contact the Mental Health TAP Line (local community agency providing 24 hour crisis intervention) 1-800-222-9016.

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